Mention the term “shock treatment,” and just about everyone recoils in horror.
Indeed, the practice of sending electrical currents through the brain has gotten some very bad press over the years.
Now there’s a brand-new twist on shock therapy. It offers a much more nuanced, gentler approach than what most people envision. And new research indicates that it could have a wide range of advantages for millions of patients dealing with the effects of strokes and other damage to the brain. It could also help people manage pain.
Not only that, but – incredibly – shock therapy has now been shown to aid in the learning of new skills. The U.S. military even hopes to use this new technology to train soldiers.